GNYHA staff recently attended a series of New York State-sponsored listening sessions on maternal mortality and morbidity. Organized as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Initiative to Target Maternal Mortality and Reduce Racial Disparities in Outcomes, conducted by New York State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD, JD, and arranged by DOH’s Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaboratives, the listening sessions took place in communities across the State. GNYHA attended sessions in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. At each session, local women discussed their experiences and reflections on their access to and quality of care they received during the perinatal and post-partum periods. Information collected in the listening sessions will be provided to Governor Cuomo’s Maternal Mortality Taskforce, which is working to identify strategies to address and ultimately reduce the rate of maternal mortality and morbidity, particularly among black women. GNYHA has been an active partner with DOH, our member hospitals, and others on targeted initiatives to improve obstetrical outcomes. Lorraine Ryan, Senior Vice President for Legal, Regulatory, and Professional Affairs, is representing GNYHA on the Governor’s Maternal Morality Taskforce.
GNYHA Joins NYS Maternal Mortality Series
September 10, 2018
Maternal Sepsis Bundle Introduced at ACOG SMI Meeting
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) District II, Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI) semi-annual meeting that GNYHA hosted last week was attended by more than 150 clinicians and administrators from 30 hospitals across the New York State. Northwell Health’s Adiel Fleisher, MD, FACOG, and Montefiore Medical Center’s Lisa Nathan MD, FACOG, presented on the...
November 25, 2019
DOH Issues Maternal Health Report
The New York State Department of Health has released “Voice Your Vision – Share Your Birth Story, A Conversation on Maternal Health in New York State,” a report that includes firsthand patient accounts from across the State about their experiences giving birth in New York hospitals. DOH Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD, member hospitals, GNYHA, patient...
October 15, 2019
Maternal Mortality Review Board Bill Signed Into Law
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a GNYHA-supported bill that creates a New York State Maternal Mortality Review Board. The Board is charged with reviewing every maternal death in the State and developing policy and best practice recommendations to improve maternal outcomes. The Board will also make recommendations related to racial and...
August 1, 2019